Klawervlei Stud, As Agent, ended the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Powered by Tattersalls as Leading Vendors by Aggregate.

The Bonnievale farm sold 18 yearlings at Thursday’s auction for a gross total of R10.175 million, with the Klawervlei sold lots averaging R565 278 at this year’s Premier Sale.

Klawervlei’s top lot sold on Thursday was the GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (More Than Ready) colt (Lot 112) out of AFRICAN DAISY (Captain Al) who was knocked down to Greg Bortz for R1 500 000.

Klawervlei opened the sale with a flourish when selling the very first lot, a TRIPPI (End Sweep) filly out of dual stakes winner CALL TO ACCOUNT (Captain Al), to the Tawny Syndicate for R1 100 000.

Former resident sire Captain Al also made his mark on Thursday’s sale, with Captain Al mare Victoria Lavelle responsible for the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale topping Gimmethegreenlight colt.

The latter colt, whose dam won four including the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes, was knocked down to the Hong Kong Jockey Club for R3 800 000 to top Thursday’s auction.

Remarkably, Captain Al was broodmare sire of three of the top five lots sold off this year’s Premier Sale!